Guernsey Ports runs a number of capital project's to maintain vital maritime infrastructure and operations which allow for the safe movement of goods, people and marine traffic into and out of St Peter Port Harbour and St Sampson's Harbours. There are a number of projects that are in development or are in the delivery phases.
Pool Marina Programme
Following a States Assembly debate on the Future Harbour Development for Guernsey policy letter. One of the resolutions was to instruct the States' Trading Supervisory Board 'to submit by the end of December 2022 a Policy Letter together with suitable Propositions, which provide for a scheme to develop within St Peter Port Harbour a 'Pool Marina' with associated marina facilities and which includes costings and a delivery plan.'
Early development work on this Programme has now started, a project team from Guernsey Ports being tasked to deliver the States resolution with detailing planning for delivery well under way.
Signal Station Building (for Guernsey VTS)
Guernsey Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) will soon be moving to a new home on the end of the White Rock Pier at St Peter Port Harbour. Installation of the new Signal Station is underway on the site previously occupied by the original building, which was demolished 10 years ago.
Built by Inbox Projects, the new Signal Station is a two-storey container conversion which will accommodate two VTS operator positions on the first floor and a server room and breakout space on the ground floor, along with welfare facilities.
Guernsey VTS is responsible for vessel traffic management within the harbours of St Peter Port, St Sampson, and the approaches. This is achieved by proactively monitoring and managing vessel traffic movement, and by providing timely and relevant information to both commercial and leisure mariners.
The final costs for the project are estimated at £320,000. Now installation of the building is complete, internal fitout of data and radio telephony services will commence with the new Signal Station expected to be fully operational in early 2022.